PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference | Pri-Med

Join your clinician colleagues and expert faculty for a two-day PrimaryCareNOW: A Pri-Med Virtual Conference on Wednesday–Thursday, July 20–21. This free remote learning experience includes:

  • A carefully curated CME/CE curriculum, moderated by Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP, and Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP
  • Interactive, live Q&A with distinguished faculty, including experts from top healthcare institutions across the country
  • The opportunity to earn up to 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 12.00 ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC Points, or 12.00 AANP contact hours of continuing education, including 2.50 hours of pharmacology
  • Access to on-demand CME/CE courses

Your free registration includes the full conference, but you're welcome to join the sessions that best fit your schedule. Agenda and details are subject to change.

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  CME/CE Accredited Session

Non-CME/CE Session
Sponsored by Industry

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8–11:30am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session



Session Overview to Come 

Charles E. Argoff, MD, FABPM

Professor of Neurology, Albany Medical College, Director, Comprehensive Pain Center, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

Supported by Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies

11:40am–12:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Kimberly Orleck, PA


Please join us in a clinical review of exciting Phase 4 data and the latest post-marketing information on a proactive treatment that may help your IBS-D patients. IBS-D is a chronic functional disorder of the GI system that affects approximately 16 million people. 

Kimberly Orleck, PA

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

Sponsored by AbbVie

11:40am–12:25pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater



Sponsored by AstraZeneca

12:35–1:35pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session


Meeting Migraine Management Head-On: Novel Approaches to Acute and Preventive Therapy 

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN | Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP


In this activity, expert faculty will provide practical guidance on distinguishing migraine from other headache types and the work-up that is—and is not—required to reach an accurate diagnosis of migraine. Additionally, the faculty will discuss new and emerging acute and preventive migraine-specific treatments that allow for individualized care plans targeting each patient’s unique needs.

Rashmi B. Halker Singh, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurology, Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Headache Medicine, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Clinical Professor, University of California Irvine Medical Center, Director, Kushner Wellness Center, Los Alamitos, CA

Supported by Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

1:45–2:45pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session

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Working through a differential diagnosis and employing the most effective diagnostic testing can be challenging—even for conditions commonly seen in primary care. Engage in this case-based, interactive activity to hone your diagnostic skills!

Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education, UC Irvine School of Medicine Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community, Irvine, CA

2:55–3:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater


David Patterson, AIA


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David Patterson, AIA

Sponsored by Sanofi and Regeneron

2:55–3:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater

Infectious Disease

Brad Glick, DO, FAOCD


This session will provide an overview of onychomycosis including causative agents as well as the role mail physiology plays in effectiveness of treatments. The role of both topical and oral products will be examined as well as presentation on the role of JUBLIA (Efinaconazole) Topical Solution 10% for the treatment of onychomycosis

Brad Glick, DO, FAOCD

Sponsored by Ortho Dermatologics

3:50–4:50pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session


Updates in Dermatology – Common Rashes 

Avery LaChance, MD, MPH


Get an update and overview on the diagnosis, work up, and management of common inflammatory skin disease followed by an open Q&A period.

Avery LaChance, MD, MPH

Director, Connective Tissue Disease Clinic, Director, Health Policy and Advocacy, Assistant Professor in Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

5–5:45pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater



  • Discuss patient cases and understand patient presentation of chronic cough
  • Review clinical management guidelines
  • Understand potential mechanisms of disease in chronic cough

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Bruce M. Prenner, MD

Sponsored by Merck

8–9am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session


Curbside Consults: Top Questions from PCPs on Hematuria and CKD 

Melanie Hoenig, MD | Rajeev Raghavan, MD


What do primary care providers need to know about hematuria and CKD? Join nephrologist Dr. Melanie Hoenig and nephrologist Dr. Rajeev Raghavan as they review important questions they get asked about these topics! 

Melanie Hoenig, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Rajeev Raghavan, MD

Internal Medicine Program Director HCA Houston Healthcare, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Houston

9:10–10:10am ET    CME/CE Accredited Session



Session Overview to Come 

Supported by American Regent, Inc.

10:20–11:05am ET    Non-CME Industry Theater


Joy Schechtman, DO


  • Understand the causes and prevalence of chronic low back pain
  • Differentiate inflammatory back pain (IBP) from mechanical back pain
  • Learn the significance of IBP as a potential early symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS)
  • Learn the importance of referring patients with IBP to a rheumatologist in a timely manner

Joy Schechtman, DO

Sponsored by AbbVie

10:20–11:05am ET    Non-CME Industry Theater



Sponsored by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

11:15am–12:30pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session



Get your questions answered by expert faculty in psychiatry. You ask: we listen. You will learn practical solutions to common clinical challenges and tips to apply the latest knowledge in practice.

Jeffrey Rado, MD, MPH, FAPA

Associate Professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

12:55–1:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater



Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline

12:55–1:40pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater


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1:50–2:50pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session



Fractures and musculoskeletal problems are frequently encountered in the primary care setting, and the majority can be appropriately managed by primary care clinicians . This session will provide a comprehensive review of fractures seen in the primary care setting, including diagnostic imaging and management strategies. It will also teach you how to recognize and manage common problems through actual patient cases collected from a primary care practice. An open question and answer session will allow your questions regarding challenging musculoskeletal problems to be addressed.

Joshua T. Goldman, MD, MBA

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA Departments of Family Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, Fellowship Director, UCLA Division of Sports Medicine, Team Physician, UCLA Athletics, Associate Director, Center for Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Institute for Children, Associate Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, Los Angeles, CA

3–4pm ET    CME/CE Accredited Session


Nutrition in Adults Over 50 

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM


Nutritional needs change as we age. With aging comes muscle loss and anabolic resistance. Maintaining muscle is associated with a multitude of health benefits including better cognitive function, bone health and blood sugar control yet most adults 50 and older have no idea what nutritional patterns they can employ to maintain muscle as well as which specific nutrients and foods to include in their diets to support health and well-being as they age.

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM

Women’s Sports Medicine Center, Hospital for Special Surgery

4:10–4:55pm ET    Non-CME Industry Theater



This podcast explores real world evidence by defining what it is, where it comes from, and its value and application to clinical practice.

John J. Oppenheimer, MD

Jennifer Caudle, DO, Family Medicine

Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline